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Design Manager, Architecture

Location: Northbrook, Illinois

We inspire purpose-filled living that brings joy to the modern home. With a team of more than 8,000 associates spanning 130 store and distribution locations across the U.S. and Canada, we achieve together, drive results and innovate to inspire. Drawn together by a shared passion for our customers and a spirit of fun, we deliver high-quality home furnishings that are expertly designed, responsibly sourced and bring beauty and function to people’s homes. From the day we opened our first store in Chicago in 1962 to the digital innovations that engage millions of customers today, our iconic brand is over 60 years in the making—and our story is still unfolding.

We’re here for it. We think you should be too. We’re looking for a driven professional with an inclusive mindset to join our team as Design Manager, Architecture.

The Design Manager, Architecture will be assisting the Director of Architecture during real estate, concept design, and design coordination phases of the built environment for CBH locations. This includes the development and coordination of fixtures, furniture, and equipment that are company branded and designed as an integral part of the project concept.

This position is a 4 day hybrid position based out of our Headquarters located in Northbrook, Illinois office.

What you'll do…

  • Manage workflow by establishing project scheduling for the Architecture Department
  • Own all inflow of landlord documents and partner with the Store Development team at the real estate development phases
  • Lead the communication and prioritization for maintaining all primary milestones for projects at the Design phases
  • Update and maintain industry specific hardware and software for the department
  • Create and maintain a manual for department design standards and protocols including best practices
  • Manage and analyze Architecture Department store data for recording and distribution
  • Serve as primary designer for small project initiatives per the Director’s discretion
  • Manage interface with FFE vendors on small project initiatives per the Director’s discretion
  • Research and continue to be up to date on the latest industry trends and attend applicable trade shows in the design, architecture, and construction fields per the discretion of the Director
  • Coordinate conference calls or web conferences with franchise partners or domestic landlords
  • Maintain material boards and material libraries for each new project and concept across all brands
  • Support all efforts and initiatives across all business channels implemented by the company
  • Support the company’s mission and goals, including applicable key performance indicators (KPIs)

What you'll bring to the table…

  • Ability to coordinate drawing translation with franchise partners; including accurate dimensional conversion to metric
  • Ability to initiate 3D modeling for incoming project analysis and concept designs
  • Ability to build 3D models in Autocad and Revit for fixture design development; create manufacturing drawings and coordinate with millworkers during fabrication
  • Demonstrate high level skill at presentation production through multiple channels of software including Autocad, Revit, Illustrator, InDesign and Acrobat

We’d love to hear from you if you have…

  • MUST provide Portfolio link on resume or PDF of sample work
  • 5 years experience as a staff designer or junior architect in a professional architecture or interior design office
  • Professional or pre-professional degree from an accredited design program (Architecture, Interior Design, Interior Architecture)
  • Completion or progress toward professional licensure or certificates
  • Core knowledge of commercial real estate and leasing preferred
  • Strong organizational skills and abilities to coordinate teams through a project program
  • Proficient in Autodesk Revit, Autodesk AutoCad, Sketchup, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Bluebeam Revu, Microsoft Office Suites (Project, Excel, Word, Powerpoint) and Google Suites (Docs, Sheets)


Job ID 2024-19321 Date posted 05/23/2024 Position Type Full-Time

Our commitment to our associates is of the utmost importance. One of the reasons the company attracts such a diverse group of associates is that we offer a full menu of benefits that are relevant to their lives, both on and off the job. We are proud to offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits package to support eligible part time and full time associates and their families, including:

Many of these benefits begin on day one, and extend to eligible dependents. To learn more about available benefits please click https://jobs.crateandbarrel.com/benefits

Euromarket Designs, Inc., which does business as Crate and Barrel and CB2, will be referred to as “the Company”. The Company is deeply committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact the location you are applying to here and ask to speak with a manager regarding the nature of your request.

The Company is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

The Company participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the US.

State / City Compliance: The Company will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal history, including arrest and conviction records, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring and the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Job Applicant Privacy: For details about how the Company collects and uses your personal information, please see our Job Applicant Privacy & Communications Notice.

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